What is the connection between the Lone Ranger and the Green Hornet? Dynamite Entertainment's new "The Lone Ranger Meets the Green Hornet: Champions of Justice" series has the answer. CBR can exclusively reveal that writer Michael Uslan and artist Giovanni Timpano are reuniting for the new series, a crossover 80 years in the making.
According to an official series description,
The first chapter, entitled "Return With Us Now," creates a world of carefully researched alternative history in 1936. Readers will learn whatever happened to The Lone Ranger and discover his familial link to the emergence of a man who is a modern day urban version of The Lone Ranger himself. What is the blood connection of The Green Hornet to The Lone Ranger? What is the link of Olympic runner Jesse Owens to The Green Hornet? What role does Bat Masterson play in The Lone Ranger's New York adventure? What intense rift tears a family apart just when America desperately needs a great champion of justice? The shocking answers lie in the landmark new series 'The Lone Ranger Meets the Green Hornet: Champions of Justice!'
"This is a golden opportunity and a golden age opportunity for me as a comic book fanboy, a movie buff, a fan of old-time dramatic radio, a comic book historian and a writer," Uslan shared. "It's a story I dreamed of for so many years, understanding that legally it could never come true. But thanks to Nick Barrucci, that dream has now come true and I'm honored to be able to be the one to tell this very important story."
"Thematically, it's a story about family and the forces that can tear it apart and bring it together," he continued. "It is an action-packed tale with scenes from the Wild West and scenes from Chicago in the 1930s filled with public enemies on the loose and Nazi Bund members inciting the worst in people... making it seem like the Wild West redux."
"Michael did an excellent job on our previous team up for 'The Shadow' and 'Green Hornet,' so of course we thought of him first for our next pairing some of our favorite masked men," added Dynamite CEO/Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "It's exciting to bring these two characters together for the first time ever with a series that fans of any age will be thrilled by!"
"The Lone Ranger Meets the Green Hornet: Champions of Justice" #1 goes on sale July 6.